If you plan to take a drive around Toronto this long weekend, some of their busy roads will endure closures that might affect your daily commute.
As part of ActiveTO, these road closures allow cyclists and pedestrians to practice social distance while exercising outdoors. For this long weekend, from Saturday, September 5 at 6 am, until Monday, September 7 at 11 pm, these roads will be closed:
- Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road. As a result, the eastbound Gardiner Expressway off-ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard West (exit #146) will also be closed
- Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only) from Leslie Street to just south of Woodbine Avenue (Kew Beach Avenue)
- Bayview Avenue from Front Street East to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue
“Residents planning to use those roads should access them by bike or as a pedestrian because nearby parking is limited and there is no onsite parking available,” said the City of Toronto.
Parts of major roads in Toronto will be closed for people to be active this #longweekend Sat 6am-Mon 11pm:
– Lake Shore Blvd W (Windermere Ave to Stadium Rd)
– Lake Shore Blvd E (Leslie St to Woodbine Ave)
– Bayview Ave (Front St E to Rosedale Valley Rd) https://t.co/Y4n2zeb5yY pic.twitter.com/VRJnOJAb0Z
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) September 3, 2020
The parking lots at Sunnyside Park, Budapest Park, and Sir Casimir Gzowski Park will also be closed during the long weekend and overnight parking will not be allowed during this time.
Downtown construction affecting intersections
This weekend, the intersection of Sumach Street and Shuter Street will be closed for road reconstruction and bike lane upgrades, expecting to last until September 21.
Bathurst Street will also remain closed between Front Street and Fort York for the Bathurst Street bridge rehabilitation, according to the city.
Labour Day weekend update on City of Toronto programs and services. News release: https://t.co/u4Z5xEg3O1
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) September 4, 2020
The intersection of Howard Park Avenue and Indian Road will also remain closed until September 5 for “TTC track replacement, road resurfacing and intersection improvements.”
The city also shares that Howard Park Avenue is closed to all traffic at Roncesvalles Avenue.